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Catanism, the blog for serious Catan fans. This blog is where Klaus Teuber and the rest of the “Bloggers of Catan” write about new game developments and provide lots of in-depth information about each title.

  • June 30, 2020

    CATAN - The Legend of the Conquerors - Developer Blog Series - Part 9

    Cannon and Cannoneer Each player has a cannon piece in their supply. To use your cannon, you must first build a foundry. The foundry is depicted on the front of the foundry tiles. It costs 1 lumber and 1 ore to build. After you have built the foundry, turn the tile over and place your cannon adjacent to one or your knights. …

  • June 30, 2020

    CATAN - The Legend of the Conquerors - Developer Blog Series - Part 8

    The picture below shows the northeast of Catan after the set-up phase. As in Chapter 1, at the beginning of the game, each player already has 2 settlements and 1 city. Each city also has a city wall, and each player has 1 basic knight at their command for free. You definitely need this reinforcement because after conquering the northwest coast of Catan (Chapter 1), even stronger invading troops penetrate into the northeast. …

  • June 30, 2020

    CATAN - The Legend of the Conquerors - Developer Blog Series - Part 7

    The story for "CATAN - The Legend of the Conquerors" - Chapter 2 - Part 2 The captain bid farewell and Thora sent for her husband, who was currently in the city. It didn’t take Dagur long to arrive at his wife’s office. When the broad-shouldered cavalry leader greeted Thora, he had an expression of respect and high esteem in his eyes. …

  • June 30, 2020

    CATAN - The Legend of the Conquerors - Developer Blog Series - Part 6

    The Story of the Legend of the Conquerors - Chapter 2 – Part 1 Introduction Under the command of warlord Roven, the Catanians had successfully slowed down the advance of the enemy army. At the right moment – before the Catanian troops would suffer major losses – Roven retreated with most of the population of the Northwest to the northeastern part of the island. Captain Wyler Thora was ready to welcome the captain. …

  • June 30, 2020

    CATAN - The Legend of the Conquerors - Developer Blog Series - Part 5

    The Conquerors Attack - The Fight In the last blog post I explained how to determine the direction of the conquerors‘ movement. In the following picture, the conquerors have already been moved in the determined direction. ) The leftmost conqueror ended up on a hex next to Blue’s two knights. The conqueror has 2 strength points. …

  • June 24, 2020

    CATAN - The Legend of the Conquerors - Developer Blog Series - Part 4

    Before you lies the northwest of Catan. Each player has already built two settlements and one city. You know that the first conquerors will soon land on the sea hexes marked with landing markers. The invaders won’t waste any time to penetrate into the interior of the island to conquer the northwest of Catan. …

  • March 2, 2020

    CATAN - The Legend of the Conquerors - Developer Blog Series - Part 2

    The story of CATAN – Legend of the Conquerors - Chapter 1 - Part 1 Introduction 670 years have passed since the first settlers arrived on Catan. A fleet consisting of many caravels loaded with warriors had been sighted on its way to Catan. Thora Thora stared out the window. Dark rain clouds shrouded the countryside, making everything look gray and sad. …

  • January 30, 2020

    CATAN - Legend of the Conquerors - Developer Blog Series - Part 1

    Dear Cities & Knights fans, More than 20 years ago – in autumn of 1998 – the CATAN – Cities & Knights expansion was released in Germany. Since then, Cities & Knights has become very popular among advanced Catan players, and has been continuously available in retail stores and online. We considered it appropriate to acknowledge this great success and celebrate it with you by means of an anniversary game – a scenario for Cities & Knights. The German version of the anniversary game – entitled CATAN – Die Legende der Eroberer – was released in July 2019, almost a year after the actual C&K anniversary, owing to its long development time and quite sizable content. CATAN – Legend of the Conquerors, the English version of the game, is expected to be published in July of 2020. About four years ago, my son Benjamin and I started developing this game. …

  • July 9, 2015

    A Travel Edition's Long Road to Publication

    Benjamin Teuber

    2011 was my first year as a Catan GmbH staff member. In the same year, our Japanese licensee launched a rectangular Catan carrying case. I immediately fell in love with the idea of a carrying case. Hence, the carrying case became my first big project, and I eagerly started working. Kosmos still had several (thousand) sets of game pieces from the old travel edition in stock, so it seemed reasonable to use these pieces for the Japanese carrying case. …

  • February 20, 2013

    Explorers & Pirates – The New Expansion for “The Settlers of Catan” – Part 7

    Klaus Teuber

    In the 7th and final part of our latest Catanism blog post about “Explorers & Pirates,” the upcoming fourth large expansion for “The Settlers of Catan,” Klaus Teuber elaborates on the identically named scenario “Explorers & Pirates,” which is played with all three missions and combines all tactical and strategic possibilities.

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